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Your 5 Biggest Investing Mistakes

Here is the final reprint of earlier posts on things investors need to remind themselves of at least once a year. – W Stopped at a traffic light, investors seasoned and virginal alike wonder: am I doing this investing thing right? Is there something I’m overlooking, something that’ll make me slap my forehead when I see […]

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Bond Funds, Part 2

Last week you learned a little about something you may probably have heard of, and which people may have told you you need to invest in: bonds. This week we’ll wrap up bond funds with a few more things you need to know. We’ve already noted that the bond market is twice the size of […]

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Bonds And Interest Rates

Last week you were introduced to stock funds. This week we’ll turn to the second of the two major classes of index funds: bond funds. But first, let’s take a quick step back to understand what bond funds invest in. My Name Is Bond Did you notice? In the videos on the Halloween post: all […]

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Choosing An Index Fund, Part 1: Stock Funds

Hope you enjoyed last week’s Halloween treat, By now you hopefully understand there’s a big difference between managed and index funds, and the difference matters greatly to your wealth. And hopefully you’re on board that, until something better comes along, index funds make the best sense for you. So, you’re probably chomping at the bit, […]

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Mutual Funds: The Ultimate Halloween Story

Trick: I ran this post a year ago. Treat: If you missed it, here it is. Because it ties in neatly with the topic of index funds, which we looked at last week and the week before. The series was made in Britain. The accent is British, the names are British, and they quaintly refer […]

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Important Stuff You Need To Know About Index Funds

Last week you made your first acquaintance with something likely to be the cornerstone of your investing for at least the next five years or so: index funds. Index funds are to investing what boxed cereal is to breakfast — a good enough starting point, but not all that perfect. It won’t kill you, and […]

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What Exactly Are Index Funds?

In the past few weeks you saw there is a staggering and bewildering array of investment options out there. Investing is all about the future, which is unknown. That makes every investment decision risky to some degree. The number one way you reduce your investment risk is by diversifying, i.e. not putting all your eggs […]

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